Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) manufacturer ICON Aircraft debuted its first production A5 amphibious, folding-wing plane for the general public. Weighing in at 1510 lb (686.4 kg), the two-seater amphibian is equipped with both a carbon composite waterproof hull and optional retractable landing gear. Its 100 bhp Rotax 912 iS petrol engine gives the aircraft a top speed of 105 kts (120 mph, 194 km/h) and a range of 300 nautical miles (345 mi, 555.6 km). “The A5 is no longer a prototype or concept aircraft; it’s a sophisticated, production-ready, consumer-focused aircraft. The entire ICON team is pouring its heart and soul into bringing the A5 to our customers, and it shows in the truly exceptional execution of the product. I couldn’t be prouder.” ICON Aircraft Founder and CEO Kirk Hawkins said. The estimated price of the ICON A5 is US$189,000. Timeframe for the official launch of the production A5 to consumers is set for May 2015.
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The Broadway Cast of The Lion King took a break between shows on June 28th and took over a NEW YORK CITY subway car to give riders a little surprise.
Neptune Pine is a success Kickstarter campaign, an Android Smartwatch. This week the company has started shipping their smartwatch to backers and the Pine is now available to preorder from $349. The Pine Android smartwatch is Powered by a Snapdragon S4 processor supported by 512 MB of RAM and is equipped with a 2.4 inch full-colour capacitive touch screen with full QWERTY keyboard. Other features inlclude 16 or 32 GB of internal storage together with both front facing and rear facing camera with LED flash.
“The Neptune Pine is the world’s first independent smartwatch. The Pine allows users to make and receive phone calls and text messages, shoot video and take pictures, check email, browse the web, play music or games, and more – all without the presence of a smartphone.
The Pine is also an extremely powerful fitness tracker, with built-in GPS, pedometer, and a compass. When used with an app, it can track steps, pace, time, laps, and calories burned. Additionally, the Pine handset can be attached to mounts or other accessories where it becomes a wearable, point-of-view (POV) video camera, shooting in 720p HD video with its rear-facing 5-megapixel camera.”
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